- Medical services provided by the doctors, attached to the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), in Maharashtra, will be considered as one-year bond service.
- In Maharashtra, every student who has done his/her MBBS from the state medical colleges has to serve mandatory bond of one year in rural areas.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Directorate of Health Services, Dr Sanjeev Kamble said, “All students who graduate from government medical colleges have to serve a one-year bond. But, many students forge the papers and submit it to the government. This results in a shortfall of doctors in rural areas.”
Dr Kamble further added, “Under National Rural Health Mission, a doctor is paid Rs 50,000 per month. But, a number of those who are willing to serve is still less. So, the government has taken a decision, service provided under the NRHM will also held as bond service.”
Meanwhile, Vijay Sonole, Secretary of the employees Union of National Rural Health Mission said, “This is indeed a welcome decision taken by the government. Earlier, doctors after doing 8-9 years of service under NRHM, had to serve a mandatory bond of one year. Now, with this decision many MBBS graduates will get benefited.”